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Habits (Repost) – The Daily PPILL #394

Habits (Repost) – The Daily PPILL #394

There is an awesome quote by no one else but Mahatma Gandhi:  “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” (BTW,...
Decision making (Repost)- The Daily PPILL #393

Decision making (Repost)- The Daily PPILL #393

Making the right decision is always desirable, but it is even more important to make a decision at all. Any decision. Decision-making is the most important aspect of the CEO’s job and one of my favorite sayings goes “as long as you are making decisions,...
Celebrating letdown – The Daily PPILL #392

Celebrating letdown – The Daily PPILL #392

Responsibly, I would say. Nothing crazy. I poured myself a Negroni and slowly sipped on it. (If you like an Old Fashioned, or a Manhattan, and don’t know what a Negroni is, you have to remedy that. Sweet, bitter, opens your appetite and gets to your head...
When the wheel hits a rock (REPOST) – The Daily PPILL #391

When the wheel hits a rock (REPOST) – The Daily PPILL #391

I lost count on how many times did I trip over on the skateboard when I was young. When your wheel hits a big enough rock, it will stop. You could apply more power to the axle or pull on the cart with increased force, but there are times when just giving it a slight...
Who do we follow? – The Daily PPILL #390

Who do we follow? – The Daily PPILL #390

We may want to think that we follow those who align with the way we think, but the opposite may also be true. Who we follow, defines us. Either for someone observing us looking from the outside, or by slowly changing the way we think. Who we select as our leaders,...
The three people living in your head – The Daily PPILL #388

The three people living in your head – The Daily PPILL #388

From time to time I revisit some seminal business books. This is the case of the E-Myth, which every small business owner and entrepreneur should at least know what is about. Through a number of anecdotes, the author makes his case for building businesses with a...
The ____ fish eats the ____ fish – The Daily PPILL #387

The ____ fish eats the ____ fish – The Daily PPILL #387

Here is a thought: In every pond today, it is no longer the big fish that eats the small fish. Size doesn’t matter that much anymore, the field has shifted. In fact, it is more likely that the fast fish will eat the slow one, regardless of size. Does that make...
Hypecycle of Everything – The Daily PPILL #387

Hypecycle of Everything – The Daily PPILL #387

If you are involved with the Tech industry in any way, you are probably familiar with the “Technology Hypecycle”. It’s first cousin is the “adoption curve”, and it looks somewhat like this, with its very creative phase names: SOURCE:...
There’s an app for that. – The Daily PPILL #384

There’s an app for that. – The Daily PPILL #384

Do you remember that campaign? In the early iPhone days, when Apple was attempting to jumpstart the AppStore and to get the ecosystem going, it would come up on all media. It quickly became a catch phrase to convey that whomever was on the receiving end was not...
The origin of the Exponential Age – The Daily PPILL #382

The origin of the Exponential Age – The Daily PPILL #382

If you follow me, you are probably either sick of hearing me talk about them, or you are already a believer that the world has gone exponential. I just wish it would be as simple as to ask anybody to just recognize that there have been probably more advances in the...
Digital scent – The Daily PPILL #381

Digital scent – The Daily PPILL #381

No, this is not about some startup working on the next iteration of “smellorama”, but it is about something that could stink as well. We go about our lives participating in the digital marketplace, interact with businesses and other individuals. We...
Blindsided: Abundance is going smart – The Daily PPILL #380

Blindsided: Abundance is going smart – The Daily PPILL #380

When investing, there is a meme that describes market behavior in terms of the different mindset of people who engage in a particular asset. The first wave is -suitingly- the early adopters. These people usually know something. They are either an insider to the...